The K-Swiss Bigshot II offers a compelling update to the ultimate high performance tennis shoe from K-Swiss. Now lighter, more stable, more breathable, more comfortable and more durable than the original Bigshot. Propulsion Plate Technology adds first metatarsal rigidity and enhances a player's ability to spring off the big toe. 20% closer to the court and 3% wider than other tennis shoes on the market, creating one of the fastest most stable shoes available. Worn by the Bryan Brothers and Sam Querrey
Breathable supportive mesh/synthetic lockdown upper wtih Durawrap toe protection
Propulsion Plate Technology sandwiched between layers of Guideglide midsole cushioning for excellent balance of stability and comfort.
Aosta 7.0 high abrasion rubber for outstanding durability.
I've had 2 pairs of Big Shots and these supposedly improved Big Shot 2's are not. The is the first day I've worn them and the bottoms of my feet are killing me and feel bruised. They were hurting on the hard court while playing and hurt especially worse since I'm home and have taken them off. The uppers on these shoes are split down the middles as mostly rubber and plastic on one side and very little leather on the other. I'll keep with the regular Big Shot or my tried and true K-Swiss Ultra Ascendors.
Will have to see how the out-soles hold up.
5 StarsLight and stable
MC from IL wrote (January 30, 2013):
These shoes are very light for the amount of stability/support they provide. Lateral movement in them is great. They also seem to live up to the outsole guarantee based on the design and feel, butI haven't had them long enough to truly put it to the test. On the downside, the toe box is a bit large, but my impression may be biased because my old Barricades were very snug. The fit is at best true to size and at worst about a half size large. I solved this problem by replacing the insole with a thicker one, and now the shoes fit and feel great. Overall, great shoe for those looking for a light shoe with good support and stability.